There will be a steady stream of creativity on 14th Street in New York City for the entire month of October as Art in Odd Places presents Pedestrian:
In October 2008, the fourth annual AiOP will present Pedestrian on 14th Street, Manhattan – the great divider between uptown/downtown and highbrow/lowbrow. From the East River to the Hudson River, artists of all mediums will encourage the masses of daily pedestrians to rediscover this corridor of diverse commerce, including Union Square, historical site of social and political activism. Projects will explore connections between public spaces, pedestrian traffic, and ephemeral transient disruptions. Like a scavenger hunt, New Yorkers will use a map to discover art in unexpected places along this amazing street.
Check out the AiOP website for photos and descriptions of all the projects planned, including Yvette Helin’s “Pedestrian Project” pictured above.